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Indie developer uncovers nefarious plot to steal his game right out from under his nose

Indie developer uncovers nefarious plot to steal his game right out from under his nose

When games get popular on the Play Store, companies often try to copy their formula for success. But perhaps none have done it quite so blatantly as what's happening in the case of WorldBox, a game that indie developer Maxim Karpenko had been working for more than eight years when he discovered it was in the process of being stolen right out from under his nose.

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The top free app on the UK Play Store is scamming users into paid subscriptions (Updated)

The top free app on the UK Play Store is scamming users into paid subscriptions (Updated)

Google isn't good at keeping malware out of the Play Store. Even though the company has announced an App Defense Alliance to strengthen its Play Protect Scanner, a few scam apps have once again managed to slip through and are ripping off unsuspecting UK Android users. Some of the applications are currently among the top free apps on the UK Play Store and promise movie streaming at no cost, but sign up users for a subscription service via their phone bill.

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